The London Museum, established in 1912, had wider interests and collected modern objects, paintings, and costumes. Following the Second World War the museums amalgamated to form the Museum of London. Doors to their current site opened in 1976. They have become a centre of social and urban history, and continue to maintain our archaeological interests. They unveiled a second site in 2003, the Museum of London Docklands, housed in a Grade I listed warehouse at Canary Wharf, not far from the River Thames.
The largest ever Bronze Age hoard to be discovered in London has been unearthed in Havering. This significant find is the focal point of our major new exhibition, Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery.
Weapons including axe heads, spearheads, fragments of swords, daggers and knives, alongside some other unusual objects rarely found in the UK, make up a total of 453 bronze objects dating between c.900 and c.800 BC that will be on display as part of the exhibition.
Museum of London, until 18th April 2021.